"I document episodes of social dramas in South Africa and beyond. The intimate narratives address connections and disjunctions in the gendered micropolitics of everyday live. I did my best to translate my subjective experiences into an inter-subjective account. Yet, the latter is partial, fragmented and intimately tied to my own autobiography. This is a journey into ethnographic borderlands between the material and the imagined."...
This website offers you a more detailed bibliography for the study "Frauen und Kriege in Afrika" (Women and wars in Africa), which was published as a book in 2008 with the German publisher Brandes und Apsel. As the bibliography also contains many English titels, it may also be interesting for English readers.
Special issue of the e-journal Wagadu about the topic: "Women's Activism for Gender Equality in Africa". Also see for other issues of the journal as there are other articles dealing with African countries. Access to articles is free. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is a constitutional entity, relied upon to ‘strengthen constitutional democracy’. It works for substantive improvement in the quality and life experiences of the disadvantaged gender in society. For the CGE there is a need to demystify gender oppression, participate in delivering South Africa from the chains of patriarchy and give those on the periphery an opportunity to taste the fruits of democracy [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
Website about a movie on a women's football team on Zanzibar and the reactions of their surrounding - predominantly Muslim - society. You will find a trailer and background information. Furthermore, you will find more information on other films by the female Cameroonian film maker. [editors ilissAfrica]
Site about the famous movie "Sya, The Dream Of The Python" which got 6 awards at the FESPACO 2001. You will get background information about the movie and its director, Danny Kouyaté. Furthermore, you can see pictures of the movie and of the making off ("Expo") and watch the trailer. There is also a press review. [editors ilissAfrica]
36 cartoons by the Malawian cartoonist Vic Kasinja, who was one of the best known in his profession in Malawi. He created the character of Taxina, a young, barely dressed woman in 1997 for the Malawian journal Daily Times. Kasinja died of Malaria at the age of 49. For more information see The Comic Reporter http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/vic_kasinja_1957_2007/ ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Site of an NGO that advocates gender equality in francophone African countries, not least in order to promote sustainable development. You will find very extensive documentations, downloadable booklets etc. about projects of famafrique. Furthermore there are audio files about gender topics in French and Wolof, including their transcription. A focus is made on women and IT, but you will also find topics like equal parental rights, female circumcision etc. ... [editors ilissAfrica]